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Christina Griffiths

As a communications coordinator with the Office of Strategic Communications, Christina develops and implements strategic communications plans and projects for internal and external audiences. Before joining IU School of Medicine, Christina worked as an a...

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IU School of Medicine researchers receive multimillion-dollar grant to study potential new treatment for opioid addiction

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are testing use of tezampanel, a novel antagonist at glutamate receptors that could treat opioid withdrawal syndrome and other addictions and mental illnesses.

Christina Griffiths  |  Sep 17, 2020

Researchers discover gene that could decrease a person’s likelihood of developing alcoholic cirrhosis

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are learning more about how a person’s genes play a role in the possibility they’ll suffer from alcoholic cirrhosis with the discovery of a gene that could make the disease less likely.

Christina Griffiths  |  Sep 10, 2020

IU researchers studying new strategy to treat life-threatening brain injuries

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are learning more about the best way to treat patients suffering from severe head trauma.

Christina Griffiths  |  Jul 28, 2020

Toxoplasma at the wheel: Study reveals how a dangerous parasite controls its host cell to spread around the body

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered new information about how a dangerous parasite takes control of a patient’s cells as it spreads throughout their body, an important finding that could help in the development of new drugs to treat this infection.

Christina Griffiths  |  Jul 13, 2020

Traveling exhibit celebrates African American academic surgeons

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University School of Medicine is joining the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in recognizing past and present African American academic surgeons with a traveling exhibit. The exhibit, called Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, features past and present IU School of […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Feb 10, 2020

IU School of Medicine hosting “Us vs. HPV” webinars for HPV Prevention Week

The Indiana University School of Medicine National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is getting ready for a week of raising awareness about human papilloma virus (HPV). “We have to protect our community,” said Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA, executive director of the National Center of Excellence. “We have to protect our children, and we […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Jan 21, 2020

IU School of Medicine launches Bicentennial Scholars program; offers four-year scholarships to celebrate university’s 200th anniversary

In honor of Indiana University’s bicentennial, IU School of Medicine will recruit and recognize 10 highly accomplished students with four-year scholarships and inclusion in a leadership development program involving the school’s top executives and esteemed faculty. The Bicentennial Scholars will matriculate in 2020, the year IU celebrates its 200th anniversary. Each scholar will receive a […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Dec 12, 2019

IU School of Medicine participates in GME Day of Action

Indiana University School of Medicine representatives will be encouraging members of Congress to support the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 at a briefing held in the nation’s capital. The bill, which was co-sponsored in the House by Indiana’s Rep. Susan Brooks, would increase Medicare support for graduate medical education (GME) training programs related to substance […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Dec 03, 2019

Predicting mortality: Determining when liver injury patients are likely to die

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a model to predict how likely someone is to die within six months of a drug-induced liver injury. Their findings were recently published in Gastroenterology. Lead author Marwan Ghabril, MD, associate professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology, said […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Jul 29, 2019

Researchers learn dangerous brain parasite ‘orders in’ for dinner

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered how a dangerous parasite maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery. Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite capable of infecting any animal, including humans. Up to one-third of infections in people happen through contact with cat waste or contaminated food or water. Although the parasite only […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Jun 13, 2019